If your feet crave the thick, fluffy look of shag, but would prefer a softer feel, then this bamboo shag rug is for you. The supremely soft pile of the Ivory Bamboo Shag Rug has a creamy ivory color and a natural sheen similar to cashmere or silk. This contemporary area rug is timeless, retro, and modern all at the same time. However, there's nothing retro about the materials used to make it. This rectangle area rug is machine-made from an 80% bamboo fiber/20% cotton blend. The backing is made of 100% cotton canvas with natural latex. The lush, dense pile consists of 2,550 grams of fiber per square meter for superior heft and a plush look and feel. The rug is actually softer and silkier than traditional shag rugs made from wool, cotton, or synthetic fibers.
The Ivory Bamboo Shag Rug and its manufacturing process are both ecologically friendly. Beginning with the material, bamboo is a sustainable resource that grows naturally without the need for pesticides or fertilizers due to an inherent, naturally-occurring antifungal, antibacterial agent called "Bamboo Kun." Once the bamboo fibers are spun into yarn, they are hypoallergenic, which especially benefits those with sensitive respiratory and skin conditions. The bamboo/cotton blend is also naturally anti-bacterial and antimicrobial, which promotes a healthy home environment. This rug is colored using exclusively Azo-free dye, which is non-toxic and friendly to the environment.
Why this rug is made with Azo-free dye: Azo dyes and pigments are commonly used to color textiles and plastics. Some of the by-products, such as chlorinated aromatic amines, are toxic and may be potential carcinogens. The European Commission has recently passed directive 76/769EEC, which bans the usage of certain Azo dyes for use in any textile or leather product which may come in "direct or prolonged" contact with the skin or mouth. Also, Azo dyes and pigments resist biodegradation under aerobic conditions, so they are difficult to remove from an ecosystem.
When dying their bamboo shag rugs, Anji Moutain Bamboo Rug Company retreats and recycles their dyeing waste water to be used again for the next dyeing process, which conserves this valuable natural resource.
Sizes offered in this rug:
Following are all sizes for this rug. Please note that some may be currently unavailable due to inventory. Also please note that rug sizes may vary by up to 4 inches in dimensions listed.
3 x 5 ft.
4 x 6 ft.
5 x 8 ft.
9 x 12 ft.
About Anji Mountain Bamboo Rug Co.
Anji Mountain Bamboo rugs and office chair mats are ecologically friendly. Bamboo has a robust root system that generates multiple new shoots for every mature stalk that is harvested. Unlike hardwood that can take decades to grow to a mature height ready for harvest, bamboo grows 8-12 feet a year! When you purchase a rug or office mat from Anji Mountain Bamboo Rug Co., you help support the ecologically responsible practice of regulating sustainable bamboo forests instead of clear-cutting old-growth hardwood forests.
The dense, durable bamboo that Anji Mountain Bamboo Rug Co. uses is carbonized and kiln dried to remove moisture, which helps prevent cracking and warping. Because of this process, their bamboo rugs and office chair mats are ready to withstand the dry heat of your home or office in the wintertime or the arid climate of those living in the desert and mountains.
Rug pad is recommended. Rug should be fluffed up when first unrolled, as it will initially be matted down. Minimal, initial shedding is normal. Vacuum regularly. Do not use vacuum with beater bar. Only use suction attachments. Clean spills immediately. Use a damp, clean cloth to tamp down repeatedly on spill - do not over-wet. Place a dry, clean cloth directly on top of spill and place a heavy object on top of cloth. Leave cloth in this position overnight. This will allow the spill to be transferred to the dry cloth. Professional cleaning recommended.